Aston Martin have made some organisational changes to their technical department that mean they are now on the hunt for a new technical director.
Andrew Green has taken on the role of Chief Technical Officer with Aston Martin, as the team evolve their technical department. Green will take on responsibility for global technical strategy, with three senior people then reporting to him.
Green's former role as Technical Director is now vacant, meaning someone new will take on that position to lead Aerodynamic Development, as well as the overall car design and oversee the short to medium-term technical strategy of the team.
“As Andrew Green takes on this important strategic technical role, I am pleased to outline our new structure that will add real strength in depth to our technical operations," said Aston Martin team boss Otmar Szafnauer.
As reported by RacingNews365 last week, former Alfa Romeo man Luca Furbatto has joined as Engineering Director, and he'll look after factory engineering support and projects such as Structures, Reliability and R&D.
“With Luca Furbatto adding expertise to factory operations, focussed on the technical support areas, we have brought in another excellent people manager with great expertise in his areas of responsibility. Both men will report to Andrew Green, as will the soon to be appointed new Technical Director," explained Szafnauer.
Finally, Tom McCullough will stay on in his current role as the person responsible for trackside engineering and performance. However, his new title will be Performance Director, with responsibility for Aero Performance, Vehicle Performance, Performance Simulation and Performance Software.
“In Tom, we have an experienced and talented engineer, who will continue to be responsible for trackside performance as well as the many factory based performance functions," Szafnauer said.
"He is a strong leader, who has contributed a huge amount to the team’s success over the last eight years."